After-School Enrichment Teacher/s - PT School Year

Breakwater School - Portland, Maine | Portland, ME

Posted Date 7/18/2017

Breakwater School is accepting applications for 1 to 2 part-time afterschool teachers in our vibrant and dynamic AfterCare and Enrichment Programs. 1 position available is the lead Middle School afterschool teacher.

About the Position: 
We seek creative, compassionate, and energetic AfterCare & Enrichment teachers who have a strong interest in child-centered learning and community building. AfterCare & Enrichment Teachers direct activities and ensure students' safety and well-being. Candidates interested in leading specialized group activities will be given special consideration [e.g. culinary arts, outdoor and wilderness activities, photography, film making, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), dance, music, fine arts, creative writing, jewelry making, swimming, lacrosse, etc.).

Our AfterCare and Enrichment programs serve children from Breakwater School as well as students from surrounding public and independent schools. 

Schedule and Start Date:
Hours for the position are part-time during the school year, Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30 to 6:00 pm, and from 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Fridays, with opportunities to staff our week-long school vacation camps in February, April, June, and August. The position begins in early March.

• History of professional work experience with young children
• Demonstrated ability to engage in positive relationships with staff, supervisors, children, and families
• Bachelor's degree preferred
• Experience driving a 15 passenger van and/or mini bus highly preferred

How to Apply:
Resumes will be reviewed as they come in until the positions are filled. All applications should include your cover letter, resume and three professional references along with any special application materials specified in the posting. Applications should be sent electronically. No phone calls please.

About Breakwater:
Breakwater School is a non-profit, independent, co-educational day school serving approximately 150 students from toddler through eighth grade. Breakwater immerses students in an inclusive, small school environment that bolsters their social and intellectual skills while nurturing their innate sense of curiosity and adventure. Our school philosophy balances the best of the progressive movement with current research, innovation and proven traditional. Our child-centered, integrated curriculum engages students in authentic learning experiences designed to expand core academic skills through challenging, hands-on projects that have real-world applications. 

In addition Breakwater offers a vibrant after-school enrichment program serving over 200 families from throughout greater Portland. Breakwater offers more than 30 classes per six-week session providing transportation to eight public schools. In addition, Breakwater has a full and varied summer program that runs in one and two-week sessions. Breakwater's programs are housed in three separate buildings surrounded by large fields for outdoor play and supplemented by a 21 acre nature preserve.

Breakwater School hires kind, personable, well organized faculty and staff who have a passion for learning and believe in the potential of the individual child.

Breakwater is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Job Type
After School Position | Teaching - Multiple Levels
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